My cat is a 4-6 year old Siamese. We aren’t sure of her exact age because she was adopted from a shelter a year and a half ago.
The skin on her back often rolls when you touch her back, which I have seen on the internet is a sign of Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome. She has never had a seizure, which seems to be a big symptom, but she does rip out the fur on her neck and sometimes she leaves scabs, although I haven’t seen her actually doing it. The shelter told us that the ripping is because she has sensitive skin.
The reason I found this disease was because I searched online to find out why she was growling at nothing. She has done this a few times, and I was wondering if it was a common behavior.
Some people said that their cat was growling because it didn’t feel safe due to another cat being brought onto its territory. My cat was in my room, where she usually stays and sleeps. The other cat (who she does not get along with) was not there and she hasn’t been in my room in months, so I do not think that was why.
I would really appreciate any help, because this cat is very special to me. I hope she does not have a disease, but I would rather be safe than sorry.
Other information about my cat: Her fur is slightly greasy and she occasionally has small amounts of dandruff. She meows a lot and she doesn’t like other cats but will usually tolerate them. She loves people and dogs. She is a little overweight but she eats good quality dry and wet food. She has no fleas or ticks. She is fixed and has never had a medical problem before, other than biting.
She also sneezes a lot.
Answer by damien Rufus
I’m no vet but I think that when cats and dogs bite themselves, it’s because they’re unhappy.
I know it’s true for birds like lovebirds who need plenty attention. If you dont give it to them, they get deressed and begin plucking and biting at their own feathers. I think the same is true for cats and dogs.
Take her to a vet.